Summary: This is a common problem for most cheap headphones, but I expected better of Skullcandy all things considered. Long story short, great performance, but sub-par durability. Despite the excellent performance, I can't give more than 2 eggs since they didn't even last a year.
Pros: Excellent sound quality. Carry case is good. Cord length is exceptional.
Cons: The wire became damaged over time where it meets the 3.5mm connector. One ear bud went out, quickly followed by the other. I made sure to handle them right, from the start, by intentionally avoiding putting undue stress on potentially sensitive areas like these, but they still succumbed after about 8 months of moderate use anyway.